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Treatment decision support for patients with skin disease:

Treatment decision support for patients with skin disease:

A. Supporting treatment decisions for psoriasis patients

  1. Tan J, Stacey D, Fung K, Barankin B, Bissonnette R, Gulliver W, Lui H, Shear N, Jackson C, Zhang X. Treatment decision needs of psoriasis patients: a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery, 2010 ;14(5)233-9.
  2. Tan JKL. Challenges and solutions in selecting systemic antipsoriatic agents. Jour Cutan Med Surg 2007; 11:S48-53.

B. Supporting treatment decisions – the doctors perspective

Tan J, Stacey D, Barankin B, Bissonnette R, Gulliver W, Lui H, Shear N, Bhatti S. Support needed to involve psoriasis patients in treatment decisions: a survey of dermatologists. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery. 2011; 15(4):192-200

C. Helping patients make treatment decisions for psoriasis

Tan J, Wolfe B. A patient decision aid for psoriasis based on current clinical practice guidelines. Arch Derm, accepted for publication Dec. 30, 2011

D. The quality of clinical practice guidelines for psoriasis

Tan J, Wolfe B, Bulatovic R, Jones E, Lo A. Critical appraisal of quality of clinical practice guidelines for treatment of psoriasis vulgaris 2006-2009. Jour Inv Derm, 2010; 130(10): 2389-2395

About the Author:

Dr Jerry Tan, MD, FRCP, is a dermatologist with expertise in acne care and research. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and has a private practice in Windsor.

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